December 3, 2021
EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS — bankESB recently announced the promotion of Michael S. Fitzgerald to vice president, information technology officer, and Alison L. Tower to vice president, compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officer.
Fitzgerald, of Chicopee, joined bankESB in 2004 as systems administrator and was promoted to bank officer in 2014 and to assistant vice president, senior information technology officer in 2016. Fitzgerald earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Westfield State College and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking’s Bank Technology Management School. He is a board member of the Friends of Chicopee Public Library.
Tower, of Easthampton, joined bankESB in 2015 as a compliance specialist and was promoted to bank officer in 2017, became compliance and CRA officer in 2018, and was promoted to assistant vice president, compliance and CRA officer in 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a juris doctor from Western New England School of Law, and a master’s in business administration from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. She earned a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification in addition to certificates from the American Bankers Association Foundational and Intermediate Compliance Schools and the New England School of Financial Studies. Tower is active in the community, serving as a board member of the Easthampton Community Center, a Loan Committee member of the Worcester Community Housing Resources, and a member of the Massachusetts Division of Banks Mortgage Review Board.